Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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The Fourth Graduating Class in 1892

The caption reads: THE FOURTH CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1892.

The printed note reads: Thomas Metoxen (Oneida). Hattie Long Wolt (Sioux). Reuben Wolfe (Omaha). Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte). William Baird (Oneida). Albert Bishop (Seneca). Benajah Miles (Arapahoe). Joseph Hamilton (Piegan). Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa). Frank Everett (Wichita). Lydia Flint (Shawnee). Fred Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 19.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1892

The entire student body of the Carlisle Indian School in 1892.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1893

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1893. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

John Baptiste, Winnebago. Malcolm W. Clarke, Piegan. Fred Big Horse, Sioux. S. Arthur Johnson, Wyandotte. John G. Morrison, Chippewa. Emily E. Peake, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Fifth Class of Graduates in 1893

The caption reads: THE FIFTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1893.

The printed note reads: John Baptiste (Winnebago). Malcolm W. Clarke (Piegan). Fred Big Horse (Sioux). S. Arthur Johnson (Wyandotte). John G. Morrison (Chippewa). Emily E. Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 20.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair

The Carlisle Indian School exhibit titled Into Civilization and Citizenship at the World's Fair in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit includes images of students, mannequins representing students, and other artifacts.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, 1894 [after]

Chauncey Yellow Robe as he graduated from the Carlisle Indian School in 1894.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Graduating Class of 1894

The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha Napawat, Kiowa. Susie Metoxen, Oneida. Emmanuel Bellefeuille, Chippewa. Wm. H. Tygar, Shawnee. Belinda Archiquette, Oneida. Siceni Nori, Pueblo. Andrew Beard, Sioux. Henry Warren, Chipppewa. Wm. Denomie, Chippewa. Ida Warren, Chippewa. Hugh Sowcea, Pueblo. Minnie M. Yandell, Bannock. James D. Flannery, Alaskan. Florence L. Wells, Alaskan. Florence Miller, Stockbridge. Ida Powlas, Oneida.

The handwritten note on the reverse reads: Chas. W Buck.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Sixth Graudating Class in 1894

The caption reads: THE SIXTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1894.

The printed note reads: Thos. B. Bear (Sioux). Susie Metoxen (Oneida). Wm. J. Tygar (Shawnee). Flora Campbell (Alaskan). Howard Gansworth (Tuscarora). Martha Napawat (Kiowa). Emmanuel Bellefeuille (Chippewa). Belinda Archiquette (Oneida). Siceni Nori (Pueblo). Henry Warren (Chippewa). Wm. Denomie (Chippewa). Ida Warren (Chippewa). Hugh Sowcea (Pueblo). Minnie M. Yandell (Bannock). Andrew Beard (Sioux). James D. Flannery (Alaskan). Florence L. Wells (Alaskan). Florence Miller (Stockbridge). Ida Powlas (Oneida).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 21.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Small Boys' Quarters

The caption reads: THE SMALL BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: accommodate 100 of the smallest boys, who are under the care of a matron. The sleeping rooms have three beds, a wardrobe, washstand, table and chairs ; and the building, 212 x 36 feet, contains bath rooms, assembly rooms, readings rooms and library.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 27.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Carlisle Students, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Miss Spyna Devereaux

Group of female and male students in school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tailor Shop

The caption reads: THE TAILOR SHOP.

The printed note reads: Here the uniforms and outer garments or 450 boys are made annually.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 44.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

After School, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: After School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students in Art Class

The caption reads: THE ART CLASS.

The printed note reads: A large number of the pupils show decided ability in drawing from models and nature, and working with clay. For the school year beginning September 1st, 1895, a course in Sloyd for the younger pupils will be added to this department.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 12.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Outing Scenes from the Country

The caption reads: SOME CARLISLE INDIAN GIRLS IN THEIR COUNTRY HOMES.

The printed note reads: The socially elevating side of the outing is shown by the refined homes and families into which the pupils are received.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 62.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Campus at Evening, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Campus. Evening.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Campus During Winter

The caption reads: THE CAMPUS IN WINTER.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 28.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Men and Women in front of Superintendent's Quarters, c.1894

Group of teachers and staff in front of the Superintendent's quarters.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP.

The printed note reads: The Indian boys soon become adepts in this trade, forging the horseshoe and setting it, learning to fashion the iron to any desired shape, working bar steel into tools with skill and readiness hardly credible unless witnessed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 45.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Student Teachers

The caption reads: THE PUPIL TEACHERS.

The printed note reads: One of the most helpful features of the School is the normal training given students who show ability, and desire to qualify as teachers. This department becomes more and more important each year as the students thus trained increase in number and go out to fill positions in other schools.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 13.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Country Sabbath School

The caption reads: A COUNTRY SABBATH SCHOOL.

The printed note reads: attended by a number of Indian girls during their outing. The Indian girls and boys are cordially received into Church and Sabbath School associations in all the communities in which they are placed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 63.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Susan Longstreth Literary Society

The caption reads: THE SUSAN LONGSTRETH LITERARY SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society, bearing the name of one of the first and most honored friends of the School, has existed for more than ten years.  Including, as it does, the best character and talent from some 300 girls, with a comfortable and tastefully decorated room for its meetings, it is an influence for good, mentally and morally, which cannot well be measured.  All the societies emulate each other in furnishing the School most pleasing entertainments.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 57.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls Industrial Room, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Girls Industrial Room.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls' Quarters

The caption reads: THE GIRLS' QUARTERS

The printed note reads: are 200 x 120 feet with ample accommodations for 300 girls, and with a spacious, paved courtyard in the interior used as a tennis court etc. Besides the bedrooms, the building contains sitting and assembly rooms, music rooms, society rooms, library and reading rooms, as well as abundant facilities for bathing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 8.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Boiler House

The caption reads: THE BOILER HOUSE INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: The buildings are all heated by steam from this central plant consisting of three 100-horse-power water tube boilers. All the work of digging the trenches, laying the pipes and fitting up the buildings for the system was done by the Indian boys under the direction of a skilled mechanic.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 29.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Band, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School band practicing on the grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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